pet bottle Articles

  • Effect of NaCl on antimony and phthalate compounds leached from PET bottles

    Nowadays polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles are commonly used as food containers as they are lightweight. PET bottles contain antimony (Sb) and phthalate compounds. In contact with food, antimony and phthalate molecules could migrate from the inner surface of a PET bottle to the food. Therefore, we studied the effect of NaCl concentration in PET bottles on the leakage of antimony and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Does sunlight change the material and content of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles?

    A simple water treatment process called SODIS (solar water disinfection) consists of filling polluted water in PET bottles that are exposed to sunlight for 5–6 hours. However, sunlight does not only destroy disease-causing microorganisms found in the water but also transforms the plastic material into photoproducts. Laboratory and field tests revealed that these photoproducts are generated at the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Does sunlight change the material and content of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles?

    ABSTRACTA simple water treatment process called SODIS (solar water disinfection) consists of filling polluted water in PET bottles that are exposed to sunlight for 5–6 hours. However, sunlight does not only destroy disease-causing microorganisms found in the water but also transforms the plastic material into photoproducts. Laboratory and field tests revealed that these photoproducts are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The photocatalytic enhancement of acrylic and PET solar water disinfection (SODIS) bottles

    The solar water disinfection method (SODIS) was modified by the addition of a photocatalytic layer of titania on the interior surface of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and acrylic bottles. Titania was solvent deposited on the interior of commercially available PET bottles, as well as bottles that were constructed from acrylic. Uncoated and titania-coated acrylic bottles removed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • R&D Testing of PET bottles using Oxygen Permeation Analyser

    Constar International is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) plastic packaging, with over 50 years of development and manufacturing know how.  A world leader in the soft drinks packaging industry, Constar has been at the forefront of technological advancement in multi-layer and monolayer PET barriers.  Constar continue to expand, ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Advanced Buhler Bottle-to-Bottle Process

    Buhler has developed a comprehensive and economical technology for up-grading of used PET-bottle flakes into new pellets suitable for direct food contact. Excellent product quality at high throughputs can be achieved. The main process steps are the decontamination and the solid-state polycondensation. Regarding the required quality parameters, such as yellowness index, acetaldehyde content or ...


  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of PET bottles and comparative LCA of three disposal options in Mauritius

    Disposal of the increasing volume of used Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles has been a cause for concern for the Mauritian Government. To assist Government in decision-making, a study on PET bottles and its disposal was undertaken using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool. Three disposal scenarios, namely (100%) landfilling; (100%) incineration; and 50% landfilling and 50% incineration ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A preliminary Ames fluctuation assay assessment of the genotoxicity of drinking water that has been solar disinfected in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles

    Though microbially safe, concerns have been raised about the genotoxic/mutagenic quality of solar-disinfected drinking water, which might be compromised as a result of photodegradation of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles used as SODIS reactors. This study assessed genotoxic risk associated with the possible release of genotoxic compounds into water from PET bottles during SODIS, using the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Pet Recycun6 Plant Opens in Germany

    German plastics recycling company TM Recycling has invested about €10 million ($13.4 million) to build a new PET plastics recycling facility. Construction of the plant is associated with the formation of PFR Nord GmbH in Hohenwestedt TM Recycling, along with AFA Nord GmbH, are a part of the German company Mensing Group, headquartered in Germany. The facility has been operating since June ...

  • PET Preform Injection Molding Machine

    PET preform injection molding Machine is suitable for mineral water, carbonic acid drink, juice, cooking oil, medicine jar and detergent, cosmetic, packing bottle and many others. Machine Features Special injection construction designed to benefit for ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • Field comparison of solar water disinfection (SODIS) efficacy between glass and polyethylene terephalate (PET) plastic bottles under sub-Saharan weather conditions

    Concerns about photodegradation products leaching from plastic bottle material into water during solar water disinfection (SODIS) are a major psychological barrier to increased uptake of SODIS. In this study, a comparison of SODIS efficacy using glass and plastic polyethylene terephalate (PET) bottles was carried out under strong real sunlight and overcast weather conditions at Makerere ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • PET & PE sorting plant - in Montello, Italy

    Italy is the worldwide leader in the consumption of polymer bottles and therefore an important market for PET and PE container sorting. One of the largest plastic sorting facilities in the world is located in Montello. TITECH has installed 18 units in this facility. They sort PET bottles by colour (clear, light blue and coloured) and PE containers from a mixed plastic input .They also clean the ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • New PET recycling plant at PFR Nord

    The Mensing Unternehmensgruppe in Hohenwestedt (Germany) invests almost 10 million Euros in the construction of a new PET recycling plant. The construction of the recycling plant is associated with the new foundation of the PFR Nord GmbH in Hohenweststedt, where almost 30 new workplaces have been created. Altogether, the Mensing Group, which also includes the AFA Nord GmbH and the TM Recycling ...

  • Successful Premiere of PET Briquettes - Case Study

    No-one at Repasack in Oberhausen is prepared to part with their HSM BRP 4810 briquetting press: the machine presses twice as fast as its predecessor, compresses the material to a thirtieth of its initial volume and so far it has not had any operational faults. At the large counting centre for disposable packaging made from PET, aluminium and tin there was a positive summary regarding the first ...


    By HSM GmbH + Co. KG

  • The carbon impact of bottling Australian wine in the UK

    An increasingly hot issue in the UK is the design of bottles and their recycled content, to the point where researchers have begun analysing how much carbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted from bulk-imported wine from Australia compared to its bottling in the UK. The study considers a comparison between using Amcor-designed PET bottles versus typical glass bottles used by UK-based bottlers. One ...

  • Glass Bottles – the elephant in the room for sustainable wine

    Originally Published at - http://ecoopportunity.net/ Over the past couple of weeks (whilst I have been avoiding writing the next in the sustainability and wine series for these pages) there have been some interesting goings-on in the space of sustainability and wine.  One of my hobby-horses, or it would probably be better described as a hobby-sheep given the amount I bleat on about it, ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Bottled versus tap water fact sheet

    Where does bottled water come from? Those beautiful mountain illustrations on water bottles are often very far from the true source of the water inside. Bottled water sources can be hard to track down, as bottled water manufacturers are not required to disclose where the water comes from or for that matter, what’s in their water. In fact, the best indicator of what kind of water ...


    By Kinetico International

  • Determination of antimony in bottled water and polyethylene terephthalate bottles: a routine laboratory quality check

    The paper describes a modified and optimised conventional wet ashing method for the determination of antimony (Sb) in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles used for bottling sparkling and still water. The modified optimum conventional wet ashing method was applied as the digestion method to extract Sb from PET bottles, and the extracted Sb analysed using flame atomic absorption spectrometry ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impact of sunlight/dark storage on natural spring water bottled in polyethylene terephthalate

    The effect of two environmental variables, ultraviolet radiation and external air temperature, on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottled water was investigated over 100 days. The high pressure liquid chromatography results showed the migration of carbonyl compounds (acetaldehyde, formaldehyde and acetone) from PET bottles into water over 3 months. Storage of PET bottled water enhanced the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental impact of refillable vs. non–refillable plastic beverage bottles in Norway

    This research compares the environmental impact, in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, of using refillable polyethylene terephthalate (REF–PET) and non–refillable polyethylene terephthalate (NR–PET) bottles in the Norwegian soft drink and carbonated water market. A Microsoft Excel spread sheet was developed in close cooperation with Coca–Cola, Mack, Telemark Springwater, and three of the main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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